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Washington, D.C.—Today, Chairman Murray and the Senate Budget Committee held a markup on the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to the position of Director of OMB.  The nomination passed through the Committee on a voice vote with strong bipartisan support and will now head to the Senate floor.

Murray released the following statement following the vote: “Sylvia Burwell is an extremely qualified and exceptional choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget and I am very glad that her nomination was approved by the Senate Budget Committee with strong bipartisan support. I am confident that she is going to do a great job at OMB working to boost the economy and tackle our deficit and debt in a balanced way, and I am looking forward to the full Senate approving her nomination as quickly as possible.”

Burwell testified on the need for a pro-growth approach and about her past experiences in the public and private sectors at a Senate Budget Committee Hearing on April 10th.  See Burwell’s full testimony.

The confirmation now moves to the Senate floor for a full vote.